After vowing to clear his name, Chris Brown has filed a defamation lawsuit against the woman who accused him of rape.
Brown’s Parisian lawyer, Raphael Chiche, filed the complaint on Thursday (Jan. 24), describing it as a “false accusation, committed on January 18, 2019.” According to court documents, obtained by TMZ, Brown is also pursuing a criminal charge relating to invasion of privacy that carries a maximum one-year prison sentence.
The singer was released from custody on Tuesday, just hours after he was arrested. Paris police had issues with the accuser’s story. She claimed she was raped and abused in three separate rooms by three people in Brown’s hotel suite at the Mandarin Oriental, but she never attempted to leave or alert anyone of the 20 people who were in the living room.
“The weakest part of the case is the alleged victim’s statement to police,” one person connected to the case tells TMZ.
A source close to Chris says that he acknowledges he’s had “issues in the past,” but feels he’s become “an easy target for anyone to cry wolf.”
Brown is free to leave France while the investigation continues. However, he has remained in Paris to shoot a music video for his new song “Back 2 Love.”